View Full Version : Flatulence leads US jet to divert (BBC News)

7th Dec 2006, 11:57

An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Nashville after passengers reported the smell of sulphur from burning matches.

The matches were found on the seat of a woman who had attempted to conceal the odour of flatulence with the matches, Nashville airport authorities said.

All 99 passengers and five crew left the plane while it was searched.

The woman was questioned by the FBI but released without charge and allowed to board another American Airlines flight.

"It was determined that she was trying to conceal body odour," said Lynne Lowrance of the Nashville Airport Authority.

She had "no malicious intent but had struck matches which is against [Transport Security Administration] rules," Ms Lowrance said.

The unidentified woman had an unspecified medical condition, Associated Press news agency said.

She was carrying safety matches, which the TSA allows in carry-on luggage.

The matches are not allowed to be struck, however.


Just as well there was no ignition. But how on earth did she get away with it. Didnt the other passengers see her?


7th Dec 2006, 13:08
What a world that we live in, where it is illegal to carry toothpaste on an airplane, but matches are OK. :ugh:

7th Dec 2006, 13:44
already in jetblast,think it may have been posted once before that too

7th Dec 2006, 14:40
How apt! as it were.

7th Dec 2006, 16:19
Weapons of ASS distruction :}

7th Dec 2006, 23:19
She might have been carrying a "Dirty Bum(b)"

7th Dec 2006, 23:34
Ive heard about the inner power of mind could move objects :p :} :) , now I now the inner smell of your butt :yuk: :yuk: can move airplanes.:eek: :}
:O :O :O

Flying Mech
8th Dec 2006, 08:27
Just a lot of "Hot Air" really!:ok:

Baron Von Mildred
8th Dec 2006, 21:55
Matches & methane............... Could have been nasty.